That's a good shot. And if it's not laying just right, e.g. if you can't draw the CB back into the meat of the stack, then it's lie might permit shooting with high CB (or high right) to float it up behind the 12 ball-- doubling him up.Bank the 1, draw whitey toward the stack. If I'm gonna shoot a hope shot against this guy it's gonna be offensive.
questionI like this option Tom, it has the best chance of getting you out of this with moderate risk. The 1 rail kick is ok, but it does leave a bank often.
thanks for the reply tomI think there are up sides and down sides to both of these kick shots Larry. I can't answer to your question about the leaving of banks with these shots but I do have an opinion about their potential outcomes.
The kick off the left side rail is very difficult to measure and the risk of scratching is high should you catch the opposite side rail before contacting the seven. The up side to this shot is that a double kiss is likely to be one that will push the seven up table and away from Efren's pocket while at the same time hold the cue ball close to the corner. How far the object ball travels is of course dependent on how hard the hit.
The corner five shot is certainly more easily controllable and a hit on the seven is far more likely, but the down side is a double kiss from this angle is more likely to sell out the seven. I still like this option better than the two rail kick because I know I will at least make contact. I have always found two rail kicks to be really difficult to control when the cue ball is so close to the first rail.
One other point, the bank shot is not a bad option but if I chose this shot over the others I would draw the cue ball toward my side of the stack and play position of the two balls in my scoring quadrant.
She'll like that.I do like the one ball bank, to my hole, a shot I execute very well. But moving the one ball at speed into the seven, especially if the bank is hit long, will relocate both balls to the other side. If you could try it and let us know, it would be interesting to hear your thoughts. Tell Mare I'm lookin' for a tall hug in Houston .
I'm afraid that would never occur to me, but it's a really interesting idea, and I think it sits perfect.Tom is there any upside to banking the one into the seven and drawing whitey back into the bottom of the stack 2 rails? Feels like the shooter would then have many more good possibilities for an effective take out/outcome, whether its hit short or long.